This morning, ESPN released more details on John Calipari’s 30 for 30, “One and Not Done,” which will premiere Thursday, April 13. Director Jonathan Hock (who also directed the 30 for 30s about Jim Valvano, the Miracle on Ice, and Marcus Dupree) said the documentary will be focus on the entire career of Calipari, “one of the most compelling and complicated figures in American sports.”
“‘One and Not Done’ is really three films in one,” said director Jonathan Hock. “It’s a biography of an immigrant son’s American Dream, an intense and revealing all-access sports film, and a meditation on corruption and the true meaning of big-time college sports. Making this film was a chance to write history while it’s being made, the kind of filmmaking opportunity that keeps me coming back to 30 for 30 year after year.”
Hock takes viewers behind the scenes with never-before-seen footage as Calipari tries to reach the Final Four for the seventh time and win his second national title. “One and Not Done” features exclusive interviews with some of the players whose lives he changed, including Marcus Camby, Lou Roe, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Anthony Davis.
Added says ESPN Films Vice President and Executive Producer John Dahl: “With our 30 for 30 series, it’s unusual for us to focus on someone whose career is still a work in progress. But in this instance, with Jon Hock directing, we thought it was warranted. Few figures in sports today draw such strong opinions and already have the kind of influence and body of work that John Calipari does, and the film provides a deeper understanding of what he’s all about.”
The trailer came out a month ago, but it’s still worth a minute of your time because it’s awesome:
It’s official! Our next film, #OneAndNotDone – story of John Calipari, airs Apr. 13 on ESPN.
– ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) March 2, 2017